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Thread started 03/13/18 3:59am

JoeyC

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Craig Mack, Legendary Hip-Hop Pioneer, Dead at 46



Damn. Heart failure. May he Rest in Peace.


Taken from The Root.com

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https://www.theroot.com/craig-mack-legendary-hip-hop-pioneer-dead-at-46-1823723613



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Craig Mack, 46, the legendary Bad Boy artist who burst on the national stage in 1994 with that “Flava In Ya Ear,” passed away Monday night at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home, reportedly of heart failure.

He was 46 years old.


Alvin Toney, Mack’s producer, confirmed Mack’s death to the Daily News.


“God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine,” Toney said. “He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”


Mack’s gritty, NYC growl added depth to the Bad Boy roster, and he will forever be remembered as one of the architects of the golden age of Hip-Hop with legendary freestyles and hypnotic flow.


The “Flava In Ya Ear” remix is a Hip-Hop classic, perhaps most notably for Biggie’s bars: “Niggas is mad I get more butts than ashtrays,” and “You mad ‘cause my style you admirin’, don’t be mad, UPS is hiring.” But the streets always had love for Craig Mack, too—so did the charts.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #1 posted 03/13/18 4:24am

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This was not the golden age of Hip-Hop. RIP brother.

JoeyC said:



Damn. Heart failure. May he Rest in Peace.


Taken from The Root.com

Full Article Here.
https://www.theroot.com/craig-mack-legendary-hip-hop-pioneer-dead-at-46-1823723613



The Root Staff
Today 4:22am
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Craig Mack, 46, the legendary Bad Boy artist who burst on the national stage in 1994 with that “Flava In Ya Ear,” passed away Monday night at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home, reportedly of heart failure.

He was 46 years old.


Alvin Toney, Mack’s producer, confirmed Mack’s death to the Daily News.


“God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine,” Toney said. “He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”


Mack’s gritty, NYC growl added depth to the Bad Boy roster, and he will forever be remembered as one of the architects of the golden age of Hip-Hop with legendary freestyles and hypnotic flow.


The “Flava In Ya Ear” remix is a Hip-Hop classic, perhaps most notably for Biggie’s bars: “Niggas is mad I get more butts than ashtrays,” and “You mad ‘cause my style you admirin’, don’t be mad, UPS is hiring.” But the streets always had love for Craig Mack, too—so did the charts.

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Reply #2 posted 03/13/18 4:55am

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laurarichardson said:

This was not the golden age of Hip-Hop. RIP brother.

JoeyC said:


Yeah, i questioned that comment myself. As the days go by, a more accurate, detailed picture will be revealed.


Anyway, RIP, Mr Flava. rose

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #3 posted 03/13/18 7:44am

Musicslave

RIP Craig Mack

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Reply #4 posted 03/13/18 7:46am

Musicslave

JoeyC said:

laurarichardson said:

This was not the golden age of Hip-Hop. RIP brother.


Yeah, i questioned that comment myself. As the days go by, a more accurate, detailed picture will be revealed.


Anyway, RIP, Mr Flava. rose

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Word. Who quotes another emcee in another person's obituary? I understand it was Biggie but still. confused

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Reply #5 posted 03/13/18 7:49am

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RIP Craig

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #6 posted 03/13/18 8:13am

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Mack’s gritty, NYC growl added depth to the Bad Boy roster, and he will forever be remembered as one of the architects of the golden age of Hip-Hop with legendary freestyles and hypnotic flow.





Notice they mention his tenure at Bad Boy and ALSO mention he was an architect.

Remember that a teenage Craig Mack debuted in 1988 (GOLDEN AGE) on tour with Fresh Records labelmates EPMD with the single "Just Rhymin'" backed with "Get Retarded"!

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Reply #7 posted 03/13/18 8:47am

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Father God. Heart failure so young. sigh Thanks for the music Mack..

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Reply #8 posted 03/13/18 1:59pm

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Very sad. Thanks for "Flava In Your Ear" and "Get Down."

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Reply #9 posted 03/13/18 2:05pm

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namepeace said:

Very sad. Thanks for "Flava In Your Ear" and "Get Down."


Don't forget "Get Retarded"!

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Reply #10 posted 03/13/18 6:42pm

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RIP Craig Mack rose

When you could dance to Rap /Hip-Hop... even "Step".

My kid hit me to the documentary about Mr. Mack a year ago, the link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/w...nGNBn5K9KY

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Reply #11 posted 03/19/18 9:09am

EddieCheeba

Cinny said:



namepeace said:


Very sad. Thanks for "Flava In Your Ear" and "Get Down."




Don't forget "Get Retarded"!

boogie
Zoom zoom zoom


Zoom zoozoom zoozoom



Another great track, love the use of the One Man Band sample. Shame he never made a great album.
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Reply #12 posted 03/20/18 9:47am

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EddieCheeba said:

Cinny said:


Don't forget "Get Retarded"!

boogie
Zoom zoom zoom

Zoom zoozoom zoozoom

Another great track, love the use of the One Man Band sample. Shame he never made a great album.


I quite like his 1994 album on Bad Boy, but I hear ya.

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